Tasty Lunch & Bonus Spa Treatment for Your Hands!

Don’t laugh – it feels lovely. Here’s the “recipe”: Ingredients: 1 baking potato (about 400g) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp iodized salt 56g roasted or canned chicken 7g lightly salted butter 1 serrano pepper (Okay, this is totally optional – ┬áhot peppers are a stress buster and oh, so tasty, but you Read More …

Collaborative Writing for Fun

Remember those campfire stories, where one person starts: “It was a dark, chilly night…” The next person adds something new: “…when Peter found himself lost in the spooky woods…” And someone else pipes up: “…where the sudden hoot of an owl startled him, and…” “…he tripped, and rolled to the bottom of the ravine…” “…and Read More …

The Placebo Effect

When Marci came down off the experimental ghrowlenexofang pills, she felt like she’d been run over and mauled by a truck-sized armadillo. Her heart was worn out after running its own marathon without her two left feet, and her brain felt frowsy. She grabbed a liter bottle of Coca-Cola and downed it in under seventeen Read More …

Weight Off My Mind

Friday nights are “date nights” and “splurge nights” and, in the immortal words sung by Edith Piaf:   And splurge, I did. The Lamb Churrasco with two Sazerac cocktails, fried calamari and other assorted appetizers and tidbits, and half the Tres Leches dessert turned out to be about two days’ worth of calories. Then there Read More …

Resolutions Only Fail Without Commitment

Years ago, I made the perfect New Year’s Resolution: “Make no more stupid New Year’s Resolutions I have no intention of keeping, anyway!” For a few years, that meant making no resolutions at all. Then, one year, armed with my Franklin Covey planner and a brand new year ahead of me, I decided to list Read More …